The southeast pace is much slower than anywhere in the country. The people of the South like to enjoy life, relax, and take their time. As time slows to a crawl, it’s the perfect backdrop for family vacations: families can stop rushing from place to place, being connected online, and trying to cram too much into a trip. Instead, the southeast states are about enjoying time together by simply being together in beautiful destinations. Ready to love your time together?
As the saying goes Down South, “In the South, there are no strangers, just friends we haven’t met yet.” With so much welcome everywhere you go, it ranks high on the list of reasons to travel across the southeast.
Enjoy the calm and emerald green waters along the Gulf Coast in Alabama, Florida’s Panhandle, Mississippi and Louisiana, where the white sand is so soft, it squeaks beneath your feet. Or, ride the waves of the Atlantic along the coast of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and the Golden Isles along the coast of Georgia.
The Appalachian Mountain trail begins in Georgia and runs through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, providing ample hiking trails and fantastic vistas for visitors.
Southern charm oozes out of the large cities of the south, making them feel like small towns, even when they are as large as Atlanta, Nashville or New Orleans.
Dixieland is the home of country music, and you’ll find music festivals, honky tonks and more across the south, especially in Nashville, aka “Music City.”
These country roads were made for driving, and that’s just what you’ll do when visiting the wide region of the southeast. If staying along a beach, most coastal towns are bike and golf cart friendly, and you can leave your car parked. Cities are drivable, although traffic at rush hour is notorious around various cities.